Your car is actually a really tough little gem. One of my best friends who used to own a body shop had one. His girlfriend pulled into traffic and got broad-sided in the driver's door by a Monte Carlo going 35 mph. The interior trim panel never got touched. Her only injury was from hitting her head on the window. I love these cars. They're like ostrich eggs!
If you get hit in any door in a GM front wheel drive car, you're dead. It's very common. A county cop witnessed a crash a couple of miles from my house a few years ago. Both cars on his radar were going 45 mph in a 55 mph zone. One girl's car slid sideways on ice and was hit in the doors by the oncoming car. All four people were killed; two in each car. Both were GM front wheel drive cars and neither driver was doing anything wrong. Since then I've been paying more attention and I see fatal crashes involve GM cars very often, much more so than all other brands put together.
Ok, now that the sales pitch is out of the way, the flasher is about 1 1/4" in diameter, (round), and 1 1/4" long. They can be silver metal or blue or yellow plastic. According to the service manual, the hazard flasher is in the relay block on the right side of the dash, and the signal flasher is "near the fuse box", but it is shown with a wired connector at the end of those two wires, not plugged into a socket in a box. I was visualizing both flashers in the relay box, plugged in side-by-side, but I might be thinking of a different car model.
Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 AT 10:58 PM